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Tumaco ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.7
Consistency of Surf: 1.7
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.1

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Tumaco Surf Guide

Tumaco in Pacific is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the south southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days.

Tumaco Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tumaco:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tumaco occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Tumaco (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tumaco with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 48% of the time in February while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 14% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
48%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
38%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
14%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tumaco Location Map

Interactive Tumaco surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Tumaco is La Florida (Tumaco) Airport (TCO) in Colombia, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tumaco is Guapi Airport (GPI), also in Colombia, 137 km (85 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Tumaco Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 14:09 Local Time
Thursday 25
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.0
NNW
0.9
NNW
0.8
NNW
0.4
NW
Period (s) 7 7 7 13
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 15
S 15
SW 20
WSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Tumaco

Surf stats for Tumaco, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Tumaco

Wind stats for Tumaco, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon  s33.3
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    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    162km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    173km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    179km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Tumaco: